Chicken Salad {Virtual Potluck for Christy}

Oct 03

A virtual potluck you say…what exactly does that mean? Well, a virtual potluck is when a group of bloggers come together, and each bring a dish to the party.

I am coming together with a phenomenal group of bloggers in support of Christy Jordan of Southern Plate. Christy broke both of her legs, and you can read about her accident here. I have been impressed with her progress, her spirit and her strength. I was so moved by this post in particular about her first steps.

So what is one of my favorite potluck things? I love chicken salad. It’s not necessarily the very best for a potluck because of the mayo, but I like to use a vegan/gluten-free mayo substitute. The taste is the same for me, and you can keep it out of the fridge for a lot longer.

Chicken Salad -- Food Ramblings

I eat chicken salad right out of the container, but you could also put it in a sandwich, on top of greens- go crazy :)

Be sure to check out the other recipes that are a  part of this potluck for Christy!

Banana Pudding from Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen

Caramel Pound Cake from Stacey of Southern Bite

Cookies and Cream Crunch Cookie Bites from Robin of Simply Southern Baking

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Hash Browns from Kristin of Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Herbed Cream Pasta with Bacon from Brandy of Farmer’s Wife Rambles

Mint Chocolate Espresso Pudding from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol

Pepperoni Bread from Karen at In The Kitchen With KP

Potluck Party Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese from Raquel of Organized Island

Roasted Fig and Ricotta Crositini from Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Sausage and Kale Casserole from Pam of Blueberries and Blessings

Spinach and Zucchini Lasagna from Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Tomato and Boursin Tartlets from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • Cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayo/mayo substitute
  • 2 cups red grapes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and prepare chicken. Season generously with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for one hour. Let chicken cool.

While chicken is cooling, slice grapes and dice celery.

Debone chicken and remove skin. Dice chicken into smaller pieces. I like both white and dark meat, so I kept both in the salad, but feel free to remove pieces you don't like.

Mix chicken with celery, grapes, craisins, and mayo. Serve on croissants, on a salad, or enjoy by itself.

Chicken Salad

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Comments: 32

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  3. Liz Oct 03 at 9:02 am Reply

    I would definitely fill my plate with your chicken salad at a potluck! The Cajun seasoning sounds like a marvelous addition! So fun to cook along with your for this wonderful potluck for Christy!

    • Elizabeth Oct 03 at 12:14 pm Reply

      Thanks Liz- I can’t wait to check out your recipe!

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  5. Raquel Oct 03 at 10:52 am Reply

    Good Morning! So happy to be here at the potluck party with you! Nice addition of the cajun season to chicken salad, I love a little kick. I love your header too – it is so cute!

    • Elizabeth Oct 03 at 12:15 pm Reply

      Thanks — me too! It’s a great group of bloggers. Looking forward to checking out your recipe!

  6. Wanda Oct 03 at 11:51 am Reply

    Your Chicken Salad is calling my name. I would love some left over for some good sandwiches. Thank you for joining us in the virtual potluck for Christy, she is a very brave woman. I am very glad to have met you and many other food bloggers that I had not known before. Now, how can we all meet and enjoy some good food? Hugs!

    • Elizabeth Oct 03 at 12:16 pm Reply

      Yes– I’m loving coming together to celebrate such a great woman :)

  7. Samantha @FerraroKitchen Oct 03 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Love that you added cajun seasoning..great twist! And it is so wonderful to meet some new bloggy friends through this potluck :)

    • Elizabeth Oct 03 at 12:16 pm Reply

      Great to meet you too– thanks for stopping by!

  8. What a great combo of flavors! Grapes and craisins and cajun seasoning…oh my! Definitely on my must try list. Pinning this!

    So nice to get to meet your through this virtual potluck for Christy. I am following you on social media so we can stay in touch! Looking forward to following your posts!

    • Elizabeth Oct 07 at 11:27 am Reply

      Thanks Kristin!! Looking forward to staying in touch!

  9. veronica gantley Oct 03 at 4:01 pm Reply

    This is perfect for any potluck. Chicken salad screams comfort food.

    • Elizabeth Oct 18 at 3:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Veronica!

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  12. Stephanie @ PlainChicken Oct 05 at 11:35 am Reply

    I’ve never made chicken salad with grapes. This sounds delicious!

    • Elizabeth Oct 07 at 11:28 am Reply

      Thanks Stephanie– I love adding grapes to chicken salad!

  13. Awww, what a special post! I love when bloggers come together for others :)

    • Elizabeth Oct 18 at 3:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Jennifer!!

  14. Susan Oct 07 at 5:28 pm Reply

    A lovely touch with the cajun seasoning and I’m like you, I can eat chicken salad straight up.

    • Elizabeth Oct 18 at 3:23 pm Reply

      Pass the spoon for the chicken salad :)

  15. What a great potluck recipe! Thanks for being a part of this surprise for Christy. :)

    • Elizabeth Oct 18 at 3:23 pm Reply

      Thanks for including me :)

  16. Karen Hartzell Oct 17 at 1:43 pm Reply

    I love that chicken salad can be made a thousand different ways! Totally trying this recipe!!

    • Elizabeth Oct 18 at 3:24 pm Reply

      Thanks Karen- let me know how you like it!

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